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Dr David Walker

Consultant Gastroenterologist



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Professional profile

Dr Walker is a consultant gastroenterologist at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and practices privately at Circle Bath.

He qualified with distinction from Imperial College London (Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School) and undertook his gastroenterology training in North West Thames, London. This provided him with broad training in all aspects of gastroenterology and he developed a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis).

He spent three years as a clinical research fellow studying the role of genetics and gut bacteria in the aetiology of inflammatory bowel disease, and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine in 2011.

Dr Walker has a keen interest in teaching and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the Royal College of Physicians. He is a Clinical Teacher at the University of Bristol and teaches medical students at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

Personal profile

Dr Walker is married with three children. He enjoys many outdoor interests that include golf, skiing, rugby and cycling.

Current NHS or research position

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

Dyspepsia (indigestion), gastro-oesophageal reflux
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis)
Coeliac disease
Gastrointestinal consequences of cancer treatment
Endoscopy (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy)

Research interests

Inflammatory bowel disease
Medical education

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

British Society of Gastroenterology
Royal College of Physicians
Higher Education Academy, UK